Monday, 24 June 2013

Summer Eyes - Model's Prefer Cruise Collection

So, I haven't written a proper post in ages! Not one that's about makeup rather than nails anyway. I felt like messing around with my makeup today, so that's exactly what I did!

I tend to get scared about wearing different colours on my eyes, which I know is ridiculous, because brown eyes can carry off most coloured shadows very well. I suppose we can all get stuck in a beauty rut - always reaching for the same products over and over again. I've had a collection sitting in my makeup drawer for years never touched - it still had the protective plastic on it, so I thought now is the time to open it and have a play. I don't think this collection is still available to buy from the direct shops but there are some on ebay going cheap! Saying that, you could create this look using any two colours you wanted from any brand.

So, I used the Model's Prefer Cruise Collection eyeshadow quad.

I started by coating the whole lid with the green and blending all over, then I put the silver right in the inner corner and blended out. I then applied the dark purple, starting in the outer corner, and blending it across towards the middle of the eye. I put another coat of the green over the inner half of the lid, making sure to blend all the way across into the middle. All that was left was a coat of mascara and a quick application of Bare Minerals eyeliner in plum along the lower lash line.

I have tried to keep this look daytime friendly, but I think it'd look great as an evening look too. To achieve more of a colour pop I'd just layer up the colour more, bring the colour further out, and line the top and bottom lashes in a black liquid liner for a more dramatic evening eye.

P.S I'm sorry if these pictures look really orange! Since I've moved my camera seems to be making everything look like it's been dipped in tango... I'll have to get it sorted ASAP!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Nails of The Week: Barbara Daly

If you read my last post you will know what a crazy week I've had, and as you can guess, my nail polish collection is a little here, there and everywhere. I needed to do something with my nails as last week's polish was starting to look a little unkempt, but didn't want to do anything too crazy with the colour, as I have a job interview lined up for Tuesday. The closest nude shade I had to hand was this one - Barbara Daly for Tesco in Peach Satin.

I bought this one day when I was going through a real nude phase (I mean the colour, not literally being nude!!!) and I must say, it has disappointed me every time I've used it since. While I do love the colour, the quality is not up to scratch considering the price. You would usually consider supermarket brands to be cheap, but a 11ml bottle of this nail polish costs £6.

The Tesco website says this about the product:

Featuring gorgeous seasonal colours, Barbara Daly nail polish in peach satin offers smooth, shiny, non-streaky colour that gives your nails a flawless, glossy, creamy finish. Long lasting and durable, with a small brush that makes it easy to apply, Barbara Daly nail polish is the perfect way to fully coordinate your look.

I agree, it looks creamy, smooth and is a gorgeous colour but it is definitely not flawless or non streaky. My results were achieved with 3 thick coats of polish and one coat of sparkly top coat, but still, these 3 coats were not enough to make the nail look a flawless, all over colour. I think to achieve better results I would have needed 4 or possibly even 5 coats of colour before applying my top coat. We're all busy ladies, and I'm sure we're all thinking the same thing!

Sitting around for an hour unable to do anything while waiting for 4 or 5 coats of nail polish to dry just isn't worth it in my opinion. I do love this shade though so I will be looking for something in a similar peachy tone in a better quality brand. This is my first experience of Barbara Daly and I must say it's made me really hesitant to consider buying anything else from this line, it seems overpriced considering the quality is so shoddy. I have had better results from the £1 polish from the MUA line. Anyone out there a Barbara Daly fan? I'd love to hear your opinions!

Friday, 21 June 2013

My Changing Life

So, I always said I'd try to keep this blog about what I want to write about, rather than my actual life, but I know I have friends here and I feel that I owe those friends an explanation as to why I've been so quiet lately! So, here we are, I'm writing a very rare, but very much needed update on my life.

Things have been absolutely mental. Uni has finished, my tenancy has ended on my flat, I've quit my part time job and moved from Cheltenham to Liverpool. This has all happened within the past few weeks. In fact, everything apart from uni being done and dusted has happened in the past week. Blimey it's been mad! So, Chris and I have both been looking for work both in Liverpool and Cheltenham, with the intention of living wherever the best job opportunities are, which at the moment is looking like Liverpool. I've been looking for officey jobs that I can do for the time being - and already have an interview lined up for next Tuesday (woohoo) with the intention of working on my writing portfolio while earning some money and getting us on our feet up here. This week I also discovered that I've passed my degree! Yay! So that means that I can now actually start looking into what I want to do properly. It all seems to be falling into place! Maximus is very settled here in Liverpool too....

Although I've been busy, it's nice to have proper time off in the evenings to settle down, and to be honest, while I settle into the scouse way of life it's very nice to chill out in the evenings! So I have been doing a lot of knitting and I have to say, at this rate if I don't get a job soon all my Christmas gifts will be knitted by September!! Let's hope for everyone's sake that I don't take long to find work! So far, I've been working on a thin scarf that's growing really quick. No idea who would want it though but I suppose I can put it away - I'm bound to think of someone who'd like it! Here it is so far:

As I said, it's growing quickly and it's not going to take me very long to complete, so I'll be starting to look up some more exciting patterns soon, which I will definitely be sharing here. 

I'm really excited for everything that's just around the corner and I'm so excited that after three long years of studying and hard work, I can finally feel as if my life is starting.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Nails of the week: Spring Fling

This week I got to try one of my new Leighton Denny colours! In fact, it's a new Leighton Denny colour altogether! You cannot imagine my excitement! I love Leighton's products, not only are they gorgeous colours with lovely tones that you simply can't find anywhere else, but they also last almost as long as you want them to, and I only say almost because it will grow off at some point - that is the only reason that I take mine off.

So, here is the new colour, Spring Fling.

I absolutely adore this colour - it's a gorgeous spring/summer purple and has an incredibly fine shimmer running through it that adds another dimension to the look. It is not glittery and doesn't feel rough - it's actually just as smooth as any other Leighton polish. All in all, a gorgeous but grown up spring colour, which is only available at - you won't regret trying it!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Uni is OVER!!

Finally! As many of you know I have been looking forward to this day for a long time. I have been so busy with all the work and revision that I have had no time at all to do anything. I have posted some fairly quick blogs but now I am very pleased to say that they will be much more in depth and planned. Yay! There's other aspects of life that I need to spend time sorting too. This week I have started a diet, making sure I get plenty of exercise, and today I am starting to apply for jobs. I already feel like a weight has been lifted - I've not had time to do anything for pleasure for what feels like forever, so I'm looking forward to getting back to reading, writing for pleasure, and crafting. I will be blogging about all of these interests in the not too distant future, and I cannot wait! The future is definitely looking bright with so many opportunities to come!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Review: L'Occitane Lipstick

I have to admit that I am a total lipstick failure. It took me so long to be able to get the confidence to be able to wear any kind of lipstick, which probably sounds ridiculous. But most lipsticks seem to look terrible on me. With MUA having so many lipsticks for just £1 each, I was able to try a few different colours without spending much money at all - if I didn't like the colour it wouldn't matter if I just threw them away! But, I liked a few of the nude and pink shades and while I was feeling brave I purchased a nude L'Occitane lipstick and I absolutely love it! It has turned into one of my favourite products, and I very rarely go anywhere without it now. I love it because it's so moisturizing - it actually feels more like a balm to wear and my lips always feel so much better after wearing it.

This colour is called "Rose Sequins" which the L'Occitane website refers to as a "sequin pink" which I think is a great description of it as it comes out much more pink than it looks in the stick.

As you can see it's a lovely nude barely there shade which gives a lovely shine when caught in the right light, but it is by no means glossy or shimmery, which makes it perfect for daytime wear if you're a lipstick fiend. Even with my fear of lipstick, I feel comfortable and confident wearing this in the daytime because it is such a subtle and pretty colour, which gives just the right amount of coverage without looking over the top.

If you'd like to try it out for yourself, it'll cost you £12.50 and you can get hold of it here

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

XXXtina Is Back!

It's no secret how much I love Christina Aguilera. She is my absolute idol and role model and has been for the past decade. In fact, more than that, I don't even remember when my obsession with her began. To me, she is the perfect woman. She is immensely talented, beautiful, sexy, with a warm personality to boot. However, in recent years she has been slated in the media for gaining weight, despite speaking out about being pressured to be as skinny as possible in the past. As I have mentioned in my Samantha Brick post, I feel very strongly about image and weight issues and pressures, particularly in women, so it has been awful to sit back and watch the media tear Christina to shreds for gaining a bit of weight - which let's face it everyone does around her age especially after having a child.

Christina recently tweeted a picture of herself showing off what appears to be a new svelte yet curvy figure.

It's wonderful to see that Christina is once again looking absolutely amazing, and personally I think that her body is looking better than ever. No wonder she can hardly keep her kit on!

Leighton Denny Crystal Finish

Hello ladies, since I have been posting my nails of the week, I have had a few people ask me how on earth my nails last me for a whole week. I keep hearing the same complaint that after only a couple of days, your look has been ruined due to chipping. I cannot express enough how much of a difference a high quality top coat really makes. By sealing your colour with a top coat you will not only achieve a high shine look, but it will also ensure that your look stays in tact for however long you want it to.

I choose to use Leighton Denny's Crystal Finish which is the best top coat I have ever tried. My nails are strong anyway, but after using Leighton's products for the first time, I was shocked at how glossy my nails both looked and felt - they were like glass! I know that a lot of you ladies won't want to spend £11 on "just" a top coat, but I can't tell you how much money I've saved since using this product. I now indulge in any cheap nail colour that I see because I know that I will still be able to achieve the high sheen look that I love, and that I will be able to keep it on for 1-2 weeks. This means using less colour polish as no touch ups are necessary through the week, and of course you only need to spend 10-20 minutes on your look for the whole week. If your nails are in and out of water a lot you may need another quick coat of Crystal Finish halfway through the week, but this is something that I have never had to do personally.

If you'd like to purchase Crystal Finish you can do so here or if you would like to bargain hunt there are plenty to bid on via Ebay (if you have the patience). Let me know if you try it!

Monday, 13 May 2013

Nails of the Week: Coral Glitter

It's a new week which in my world always means new nails! The lovely weather we've recently been enjoying is now starting to dwindle, and we're preparing for rain (boo!) so I wanted to make sure I kept a bright colour on my nails to help cheer me up. I tried taking pictures of these nails from several angles because the colour doesn't seem to show up brilliantly in photos, but they are coral and I sealed them with a glitter top coat for extra sparkle. I'm not 100% sure on the brand but I think this particular polish was from a Colour Works set from Superdrug which I received as a stocking filler for Christmas. 

This is going to make me sound quite odd considering how much care and attention I put into my nails, but not much makes me cringe more than filing my nails, however, I was play fighting with my boyfriend which resulted in me accidentally leaving four huge scratches all down his arm. I'm not even joking, he was bleeding pretty bad! So, I have filed them down slightly and squared them off a bit, which I intend to do a bit more but by the time I had done this I was really starting to feel ill! It's weird isn't it?! But I think it's making them look even nicer so I will continue in a few days!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

The INSTANT Skin Fixer Lurking in EVERYONE'S Bathroom Cupboard....

So ladies, first of all I have to say yes I am serious! And secondly I need to point out that this is not my discovery, neither do I use this method. As I have before stated I do fortunately have very good skin at the moment, however, I do have a friend (who shall remain nameless) who has struggled with acne and finding something that not only helps but also instantly improves the look of skin instantly.

Her plight has not been helped by the fact that she has very sensitive skin and often finds herself coming out in terrible reactions to quite a lot of different brands, so trying new products is often a scary and wasted process. In desperation, one day she was searching through her bathroom cupboards and found something that nobody had ever suggested to her, but she noticed that the small print claimed that it can help acne. Why not? Nothing else was working. So she applied it all over her face and rubbed in well before bed and within a week noticed a big difference in her skin. After a while, she realised that it also made a huge difference when used as a base coat before applying her makeup.

So, this product helps:

  • foundation grip to the skin
  • fill and smooth the skin
  • improve blemishes
  • makeup last longer
  • combat redness
So, what is this miracle elixir?! Well, believe it or not, it's actually Sudocrem! 

Seriously, who doesn't have this in their house somewhere? In case you don't believe me, my friend has supplied me with before and after pictures, all taken in the same evening. From left to right: natural skin, foundation only and finally Sudocrem as a base with foundation on top (no concealer). 

I absolutely promise you that these photos are completely unedited. I know what you're thinking! "Oh my goodness I don't want to look this pale!!" It will not make you look this pale. I assure you that my friend is ghostly white to the point that she does look ill without any blusher, which she has specifically avoided using in these pictures so you can see how dramatic the Sudocrem results are. 

If you would like to try this instant skin fixer, I would suggest to only use it if you have bad skin. For someone like me who has clear skin, it is not for you. It will make your skin look ever so slightly paler than usual if you use it as a makeup base, so you may want to use slightly darker foundation than you usually would. You only need to apply a small amount and of course a tub of this is probably sitting in the bathroom somewhere. Not to mention that if you start to use it regularly, it is cheap enough to buy once every month or two, though you probably won't need to restock that often.

I strongly suggest that any girls suffering with bad skin give Sudocrem a go, and if you do, please let me and my friend know how you get on!

My Skincare Routine

As I stated in a previous post, I do like to look after my skin and very rarely get any spots or blemishes, but I spend hardly any time or money on it. I simply wash my face daily with Clean and Clear exfoliating wash and then moisturize with Garnier Essentials hydrating day care cream. The only other product that I regularly use is the Good Things 5 minute facial mask once a week for a really deep clean through my pores. This routine keeps my skin clear and soft which means that very little effort has to go into hiding blemishes while applying my makeup, which is just how I like it! One thing to remember is that everyone has different skin so make sure you use the products that suit you. Even some unbranded products can be brilliant - I love the Morrison's own face wipes for removing makeup and a friend of mine says she won't use anything besides the Tesco value ones - it's worth having a go with some of the cheaper products because your skin might just love them! You'll save yourself so much money in the long run too!

Friday, 10 May 2013

The 10 Minute Face

Especially since being at university, I have had a lot of girls tell me that they wish they could do their makeup like mine - if only they had the time. This is something that truly baffles me because on a daily basis, I spend no more than 10 minutes applying makeup before leaving the house, and if I really can't be bothered it's only 5. I believe that you simply need to use the right products, so in this post I will be sharing what I used and how to create my daily look. After all, if I can look nice in only 10 minutes I absolutely assure you that anyone can!

To create this look I used:

BB Cream in Ivory from Avon (the main reason why this look is so quick!)
Concealer from MUA
Mascara (Rocket Volum' Express) from Maybelline
Eye Shadow Primer from Avon
Eye shadow Undressed Palette from MUA
Pressed Powder from Models Prefer (now called YBF)
Bronzer from MUA
Cream Blusher Models Prefer (now called YBF)
Eye Liner in Black from Bare Minerals
Lip Gloss in Sugar Cookie from Bare Minerals

The biggest tip for anyone who wants to be out the door quick in the morning is to make sure you look after your skin. A good skin care routine will mean that you don't have to spend loads of time covering up blemishes and clogged up pores, and ironically, the heavier makeup you apply to this bad skin the worse it will get. I much prefer to take my makeup off whenever I can, wash it daily and apply moisturizer daily. This means I very rarely get any spots and a bit of BB cream and concealer is all I need as my base.

Once I applied my concealer to my problem areas (baggy eyes mostly) I applied my BB cream - this is done within about 2 minutes. Then I applied my pressed powder to set it. I then applied my blusher - using a cream blush will mean that you can literally slap it on and rub it in within seconds - and that's not even an exaggeration! A little bronzer means I can pretend to have caught the sun in this nice weather and then my eye shadow primer goes on, which means that my shadow won't budge throughout the day, making it a necessary extra in my opinion. I recently invested in this MUA "Undressed" palette which is amazing. At only £4 for 12 creamy colours you can achieve almost any look for almost no money at all. Bargain! I then swept a tiny bit of eyeliner on my water line and applied a coat of mascara, leaving just the lip gloss. 

And this is what the end result looks like:

I hope to create a "groomed yet natural" look by using fairly nude colours and using BB cream instead of foundation is a great way to keep your skin looking fresh without caking it in heavy makeup.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Reasons to Become a Pilgrim

Everyone who really knows me is aware of my love for Deal or No Deal. I remember when it first started, my Mum told me that Noel Edmonds was going to be back on the TV, spending an hour opening some boxes. We both thought it seemed like an odd, and to be honest, a rather rubbish idea for a show, but we gave it a chance anyway as I used to absolutely love Noel when I was young. The idea soon caught on and we absolutely loved it. A few years of working full time interrupted my love affair with Deal slightly but the decision to go back to education and start working towards my degree meant that I could yet again immerse myself in the boxy love on Channel 4. I am now just finishing my degree and over the past 3 years I have not quite become obsessed with the show... but certainly had my fair share of enjoyment from it. Over those 3 years I have tweeted along at 4pm and so become good friends with the Banker on Twitter. It was only this past Christmas that I received my card from one of my best friends Jo, which had the Pilgrim (audience member) confidentiality form tucked inside it. Yay I was actually going to see a live show! You can't even imagine my excitement. So I tweeted the Banker to let him know that I was going & he instantly replied saying he would call me for a chat while I was there - and he kept his promise! His voice is seriously amazing! His tweets regarding my phone call lead me to make even more friends on Twitter - Pilgrims and hardcore Deal fans are some of the nicest people I have ever met (& not met!). Since then we have been back twice and every time we are left desperate to go back for more, it's just a shame that my friends and I can't get the same days off very often!

So, with all that in mind here is my list of "Reasons to Become a Pilgrim" at least once:

1. I seriously cannot stress this one enough. It's free!
2. The atmosphere inside the Dream Factory is absolutely crazy. The moment you step in the door it feels like you're at a party - enough to cheer even the most miserable gits up!
3. It's a fabulous day out. My girl friends and I don't engage in much drinking anymore (particularly with one of the group now being pregnant) so it's a great way for us to do something together.
4. Both Noel and the Banker are incredibly quick witted, which means that you know you're going to see a good bit of fun and banter as the boxes are being opened.
5. You get to see how a TV show is made. We were both surprised and impressed that the filming runs so smoothly.
6. You get to see Noel Edmonds up close and personal. Not going to lie. He's hot.
7. If you are lucky and get to see a decent win you will see someone improve their life massively. It is so amazing to see someone turn their life around within the space of a couple of hours.
8. If you're interested in the Deal or No Deal game play and reading the board like I am - there's really nothing better than seeing it live. It'll make you change your mind on how you read the board too. Especially if you see a heart breaker.
9.You will get your face on the Television. This isn't really appealing to me to be honest but my friends love it!
10. The overall experience is amazing. Every single person we've come across while we have been there has been lovely, including all the staff and crew members.

So, as you can see, it is well worth becoming a Pilgrim at least once! Go to for details.

Nails of the Week

This week I wanted something simple but effective. I didn't have a lot of time to play with nail art so that is when a different colour comes into play for me. I'm afraid this colour doesn't actually belong to me so I can't quote exactly what the colour is called but I do know where it came from. It is part of a set that Boots were selling around Christmas time - a Strictly Come Dancing nail set that was full of bright and sparkly numbers. This one really reminded me of summer and the glitter really shone in the sunshine on Monday when I spent the day at deal or no deal with the girls. My only regret is not taking a picture quick enough (I did them Sunday evening) as they are just starting to chip around the edges! Another Example of how having nice nails for a week doesn't take much time or effort!

Monday, 29 April 2013

Nails of the week: Pink & Bubbly

Everyone knows I love taking care of my nails. I really do believe that it doesn't take long or a lot of money to get your nails looking not just pretty but unique. Yes it is nice to just have one solid colour at times but I also love playing with nail art, because who wants to be exactly the same as everyone else?

This week I have yet again been playing with my dotting tool, which I picked up for quite literally pennies on ebay, and created some pink bubbly nails that are definitely getting me in the mood for summer.

To get this look, paint your nails as you normally would with your base colour - I used Maybelline Colour Show in '262 Pink Boom' then once dried, used my dotting tool to add random purple and lighter pink dots all over. I used MUA's shade 12 for the purple and a random 'french pink' I had lying around. 

I find that I only need to paint my nails once every 1-2 weeks and this look took me around 20 minutes to create. A tip is to always use a brilliant quality top coat because then you can get away with stocking up on cheaper colours such as the MUA range. While they aren't the best quality and will chip after a few days wear, if you seal it with an expensive top coat (I use Leighton Denny's Crystal Finish) you will end up having more money to spend on different shades to create looks like these that stay on the nail until you want to take it off. Have a great week everyone!

Friday, 26 April 2013

So, I have bought a lot recently! Don't judge me! I have just handed in my dissertation and now only have 1 assignment left and 3 weeks to do it in. I also have two exams through May but I don't find revision hard work so I have quite a lot of time to chill out at the moment. I've also just had my last ever student loans! I'm trying not to spend much of it but lets face it, if you see a bargain and you've got some money you've just got to get it! I've also been working quite a lot of hours at the weekends throughout this last year of uni so I think I'm allowed to treat myself to a few bits! And anyone who knows me knows that I am a real bargain hunter! So here we go!

The quilted owl bag was down to £5 from Select, the heels were £16 from Asda (now in the sale) and the leopard flats were £4 in the sale from Tesco

The mint dipped hem dress was £18 and the pink floral was £8 both from The Original Factory Shop (this is a bit of a random shop), both dipped hem baggy tops were £11.99 from Select and my beautiful new summery bag (can you tell I love it a bit?!) was £24.99 from TK Maxx.

I love shopping in places that you can find bargains and the best thing about shopping in places that not everyone else will think of is that you don't see loads of other people wearing the same stuff! I have to say that this is nowhere near all I have bought recently, I'll post a beauty version too soon!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Dear Ms Brick

Dear Ms Brick,

I cannot help but feel seriously confused by your articles. You have the potential to be so much more; a woman with a brilliant job with the ability to put some truly amazing words together to inspire young women, and yet you use it for this? 

Firstly I do not understand your reference to Joan Collins within your article? It just doesn't make sense to me. Yes, she is a beautiful woman, however, it is her image that is important, not her beauty. I believe that any woman can look beautiful if given the right help. I do not understand why a woman in your position would agree that women have to abide by certain rules in society in order to be successful. Yes, certainly in Joan's case that may be true because she needed to look a certain way on the big screen in order to bag the roles that she did, but I can't understand why it is important for you? Does a journalist working for the Daily Mail need to be as thin as possible in order to get a job? If so then that is a serious problem. 

My second issue with your article is that you have stated that to stay thin a woman needs to diet every day of her life. This is absolutely not the truth, I know plenty of women who are naturally thin and those who aren't work off the food that they enjoy in order to stay healthy. You suggest that it is impossible to even allow yourself a chocolate given as a gift by a dear friend, instead you glare at them and throw the expensive present into the bin? Have you never considered that you might be able to allow yourself some food if you were to actually get off your arse and get some exercise? One small chocolate an evening certainly will not make you or anyone else fat, and it'd certainly be a much nicer way to treat your friend who had spent a lot of money on them for you. You constantly mention going without food as a way of keeping thin, but I believe that it is much healthier to eat decent meals as it not only gives you the energy that you need to deal with the day, but it also gives you energy to exercise, and keep the weight off in a healthy manner. 

You say that it was worth collapsing due to not eating enough because you had plenty of offers for dates, I'm afraid if that is what it takes for you to get noticed by the male population, you are certainly not the beautiful woman that you have before stated you are. Men are not necessarily attracted to thin, they are attracted to women who look after themselves and particularly those who look happy. If going without food is the only way that you can accomplish that then I suppose that is fair enough. 

It seems bizarre to me that you are proud that your husband would divorce you for gaining weight. Does he really value you as a person so little? Do you offer him nothing besides the image of a thin, bottle blonde middle aged woman? I would say that is absolutely nothing to be proud of.

I am naturally a curvy girl; my bra size is currently 36F and when I was at my healthiest weight (a dress size 10-12) they were still a size 36E, also having naturally red hair, I am definitely not part of your thin, blonde image that you love so much. This resulted in bullying at school which went on for over 10 years. Trust me, I know very well that men don't necessarily like the stick thin look, and if I have to endure ridicule by a woman in her 40's who by her own admission has a husband that neither treasures nor respects her, to look like this I will happily do so. 

You say that you starved yourself for the past 30 years and particularly through your teenage years so you started at about the age of 12/13. It is absolutely despicable that you would suggest this to be a good choice for a girl of that age. Many, in fact most teenage girls suffer from image issues or an eating disorder of some kind, and articles like yours only make matters worse. Do you think it'd not be more effective to tell girls to look after themselves? That if they allow themselves a big meal to make sure they get exercise to work it off afterwards? The constant use of the word "thin" and not "healthy" is absolutely terrible and as a female figure in the public eye you should be absolutely ashamed of yourself for promoting such an unhealthy lifestyle for teenage girls. 

I hope that one day women like you are no longer allowed to work in the media. I hope that those of us who do not fit into the unhealthily thin, bottle blonde, boring image that the media has created, are able to let teenage girls know that it is OK to be different. In fact, it's bloody brilliant to be different. Why would everyone want to look the same? Why should we all be sheep, huddled together in a field looking exactly the same as everyone else that's there. Isn't it good to have your own personality, and show it through the image that you portray? I hope you have given a thought to all the young girls who haven't even finished developing yet, sticking their fingers down their throats, or pushing a plate of food away tonight after reading your article.  

Finally, if you haven't already guessed, I completely disagree with you. There is nothing in life that signifies failure better than people who bully others for being different in order to make themselves feel worthwhile.

Friday, 15 March 2013

I'm alive!

It has suddenly occurred to me that I have taken an unspoken break from blogging while the last months of uni are crazy. I knew I wasn't blogging, but I hadn't really considered that I didn't tell anyone I was having a break, and to be fair I can probably fit 1 post in a week until it's all over! So to anyone who might have been wondering about me - I'm well, everything is good, university is nearly over but this is the most stressful part. I don't have a lot of time to do anything at the moment besides writing essays, reading and my weekend job. So, before I babble on about anything and everything, let's have a look at some nails!

I make the time to sit down and do my nails once a week - my top tip when it comes to nails is to buy a really good top coat. It'll save you money as you can buy any cheap colour (my favourites are MUA by superdrug, lots of lovely colours to choose from! MUA) but it will also save you a lot of time. If you use a really good top coat, that means less time touching it up or re-painting them through the week. When I take my polish off, it is only just starting to chip after a weeks worth of wear and actually only needs re-painting because it's growing off the nail. I get a lot of compliments on my nails, and frequently I'm asked where I had them done - nobody believes me when I say I did them myself! I tried out crackle nails which I have to say I was disappointed in.

They just didn't look neat and sleek like they usually do. I do like the style but not for me, I don't really enjoy messy when it comes to makeup or fashion. 

I had the pleasure of going to the Deal or No Deal studios where I was able to sit in the audience and watch the show. The Banker and I tweet each other a lot so when I told him I was going to be there he organised to speak to me on the phone which was very odd but absolutely amazing. Anyway, we're going back again on Tuesday and I wanted to do something with my nails, I thought red and blue would match the theme so I've tried red with some blue polka dots which didn't turn out as nice as I was hoping. 

I'm currently having a think about what else I could do with them, if anyone has any blue and red ideas please let me know! We all know that I love everything a little bit different! 

That's everything for this post, I will make sure I come back again very soon!